Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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We had a great time Sunday at the local Lunar New Year celebration with Grandma and Aunt Shirley.  Had no idea what to expect, but it exceeded our wildest expectations.  The kids had a great time, and the weather was perfect.  We watched the dragon dancers outside, then had lunch at our favorite restaurant.







Then the dragon dancers came INTO the restaurant while we were eating!



The drummers were right by our table, but the babies didn't mind the commotion at all.


After lunch, we wandered around the booths outside, and Amelia got her face painted.





If that's not enough photos for you, click through for more in an online Picasa album.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Christmas 2011-ish

I was up late last night working on a post about our Chinese New Year adventures yesterday... which I didn't finish uploading the photos for. And in my list of posts, I stumbled upon this one still in draft mode from January 4. I guess I should post Christmas before New Years, huh?





(Noah is still slowly eating the candy off his gingerbread house. I told him that when January is over, it is going away for good!)

(Yes, we were roller skating on Christmas Day. Turns out that an empty skating rink is a FABULOUS place to host a big family's Christmas festivities. We're so thankful to have been invited to share a friend's celebration. And Amelia was absolutely determined and thrilled to skate... and skate... and skate. Turns out it's pretty hard to spot a 2-yr old, even without skates on your own feet!)